Groundbreaking Online Art Classes

Learn from world-renowned artists, build your portfolio, and pursue a career

Start Learning with Art Mentorships

Visual Arts Passage offers two primary programs, Illustration and Concept Art, taught by industry leading art professionals. Both programs consist of 4 online courses that progress over four semesters.  Working artists will act as your industry mentors. During live classes, the mentors help you sharpen your skills, craft, and career development. In as little as 12 months, you can build a career-ready portfolio and join a community of talented artists.

Whether you’re working to break into the comic book industry or have dreams of becoming a freelance illustrator, this program covers it all.

Learn from the biggest names in concept art, gain practical industry insights, and develop the skills to succeed in the entertainment and game arts.


Connect with guest artists who are leading their fields

Each semester features 3 guest artists. Guest speakers are working artists, who have risen to the top of their field. You will learn their approach to their craft and industry insights.

During these events, students are invited to ask questions, join the discussion, and gain industry wisdom from high-caliber, working artists.

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Our instructors work with iconic brands & companies

When your instructor is working with and developing content with some of the biggest names in the industry, you can trust that your class will be loaded with practical and valuable information to develop your career.

What our students have to say

There is so much to say l would most likely still not do this organization justice—a fantastic place just to absorb knowledge and compassion towards art creation.

Simbisai Kahari

They meet students where they are at but manage to elicit high-quality results regardless of an artist’s background. Mentors genuinely care about their students’ success and want to help them find where they fit into the Industry. Good people with great insights.

Addie Green

I can not recommend them enough. What I have learned with them is all of the things I wish I had gotten in college and have searched for all my life.

Julia Lynn Powell

The program has been a tremendous help for me. Getting personal support and lots of in-depth discussions of one’s own work with some of the world’s leading professionals in the field is a true eye opener and a magical experience.

Paul Scherubel

I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with Visual Arts Passage. As a member of their new Studio Bridge Program, their weekly lectures from industry-leading professionals, drawing sessions, and artwork critiques have been an invaluable part of my growth as an artist over this past year. For anyone looking to level-up their skills among dedicated, thoughtful, and entertaining mentors, Visual Arts Passage is an absolute must!

Erin Ruffino

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